I have always loved photography; for early on and despite the odors of developer, stop and fixer baths. Dodging, burning and retouching with a paintbursh dipped in black ink were all necessary to reach the results I wanted.
Since '82, I have always had a camera more or less close by. In the years that followed, Picasa, Gimp, Lightroom and Photoshop took care of the odors.
The first big push in my photography has been a summer job with a pro photographer in his studio. That made me reach two conclusions:
- I love that art and will continue for a long time.
- I love it so much that I will not make it my profession.
The second big push has been Google+. The feedback from all of you; The ideas; the styles of photography and the stories behind are all challenging me beyond anything I had envisioned possible. And Chrysta Rae's scavenger hunt has pushed my even further.
You might say that I am still searching for my style. But what I enjoy above all in my photography as much as in my job in the software world, is exploring the unknown; learning new skills; finding a pattern, a structure or a solution that is pleasing to the eye.
The two styles of photography I like most?
- Conceptual portraiture, with images that are created to convey emotions about people or society
- Dance photography (inspired by the work of Lois Greenfield and Richard Calmes)
Thinking of circling me?
You will get mostly photography. And mostly my own. You will get art (at least I'll try). You will get technical behind-the-scene photography. Finally, I will occasionally share the work of other: work that I respect, that amazes and that inspires!
You will also get some dose of humor, with serious bit of sarcasm and self-derision.